Slight warping of iPhone case

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cfarag

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So on the left hand side of my iPhone along the silver edge (not the chrome ring), it appears that there is a slight buldge where it meets the black bottom. Its not super noticeable and maybe I'm being over critical but when I look at the phone straight on it appears like the bottom part of the sliver edge (again on the left hand side) is slightly flared out where it meets the black bottom. Also, I can feel the difference if I run my finger along it. That side is slightly raised compared to the identical part on the right hand side. Its almost like its becoming unglued or something. Does this sound reasonable? I've never dropped my phone so its certainly not a result of that

Does any else notice this on their phone?
 

jjvaldez

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So on the left hand side of my iPhone along the silver edge (not the chrome ring), it appears that there is a slight buldge where it meets the black bottom. Its not super noticeable and maybe I'm being over critical but when I look at the phone straight on it appears like the bottom part of the sliver edge (again on the left hand side) is slightly flared out where it meets the black bottom. Also, I can feel the difference if I run my finger along it. That side is slightly raised compared to the identical part on the right hand side. Its almost like its becoming unglued or something. Does this sound reasonable? I've never dropped my phone so its certainly not a result of that

Does any else notice this on their phone?
i have the same problem and it annoys the crap out of me and i feel.... what can we do about this? take it back ? please help.. im hope that my iskin revo will cover this [ as soon as it comes out]
 

cfarag

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i have the same problem and it annoys the crap out of me and i feel.... what can we do about this? take it back ? please help.. im hope that my iskin revo will cover this [ as soon as it comes out]
How would you describe your situation? Was it it there from the beginning or did it start popping out? I was thinking about taking it in to the Apple store but it is somewhat minor. My fear is that it gets worse.

I'm sure any case would cover this flaw but I don't think that's the point. If the molding on a 600 phone is warping then we should get a new one.

I tried taking a pic of this but its pretty difficult to get at the right angle.
 

genexrocket

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hm, i have this too, but you can barely notice it, actually i didn't notice that i had it again until you brought it up, it pops out near the bottom on one side to about less than the thickness of human hair, haha, i guess they all do that to some degree or something
 

cfarag

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hm, i have this too, but you can barely notice it, actually i didn't notice that i had it again until you brought it up, it pops out near the bottom on one side to about less than the thickness of human hair, haha, i guess they all do that to some degree or something
Exactly! Ok so I'm not going crazy, phew! You're human hair analogy is spot on. If I know this is how all/most iPhones are then I can probably live with it as it may have been a manufacturing thing.

I wonder if anyone has taken their's back over this issue? And what their response was.
 

spaztaz

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i have the same issue and plan on demanding an exchange, i am afarid they are going to blame it on me though. i checked the display iPhones at my Apple store and none of them had that problem so hopefully they will allow mne to exchange
 

megax

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I have this problem on 3 corners of the phone i actually scratched myself but since this is my 3rd iPhone i really don't want to have to go change it again for another problem.
 

cfarag

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So it seems like this problem is more prevelant than I thought. I'm not happy for those who have this issue but I am glad that I am not the only one. I thought I was going crazy for a minute.

Has anyone tried taking it back because of this?
 

cfarag

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So it seems like this problem is more prevelant than I thought. I'm not happy for those who have this issue but I am glad that I am not the only one. I thought I was going crazy for a minute.

Has anyone tried taking it back because of this?

Bump!. Lets here more comments people. Is your case warped and if so have you taken it back because of it? If so lets here your experience
 

bcaslis

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I'm still trying to understand the problem from the descriptions. But seriously, you are talking about a manufacturing tolerance the width of a human hair? And you think it should be returned for this? I don't want to sound harsh, but have you bought other phones before? I've yet to see a mass manufactured item that won't have this kind of variance from one unit to another.

On my iPhone the bottom black part doesn't seem "tight" on one side. But on the iPhone I bought for my wife it is, but the chrome part on one side isn't as flush as on mine. But that's life, you aren't going to find consumer items like this that are all hand crafted to micrometer precision. I think some people are expecting way too much.

There are obviously defects that a unit should be returned for, but this doesn't sound like one of those.
 

cfarag

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I'm still trying to understand the problem from the descriptions. But seriously, you are talking about a manufacturing tolerance the width of a human hair? And you think it should be returned for this? I don't want to sound harsh, but have you bought other phones before? I've yet to see a mass manufactured item that won't have this kind of variance from one unit to another.

On my iPhone the bottom black part doesn't seem "tight" on one side. But on the iPhone I bought for my wife it is, but the chrome part on one side isn't as flush as on mine. But that's life, you aren't going to find consumer items like this that are all hand crafted to micrometer precision. I think some people are expecting way too much.

There are obviously defects that a unit should be returned for, but this doesn't sound like one of those.
Fair enough assesment. I tend to be one of those people who can get obessive in terms of detials on expensive gadgets. I guess I expect perfection which isn't realistic even with a 600 cell phone.

Thanks for your input!
 

spaztaz

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no man if you pay $600 for a phone you can expect perfection. this is like when macbook pro's would be off or warped, Apple replaced them. don't keep giving Apple excsuses, its not like they are giving us theses phones for free. and like i said, all the display models i checked DID NOT have this problem. neither do my 4-5 frineds that also have the iPhone
 

cfarag

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no man if you pay $600 for a phone you can expect perfection. this is like when macbook pro's would be off or warped, Apple replaced them. don't keep giving Apple excsuses, its not like they are giving us theses phones for free. and like i said, all the display models i checked DID NOT have this problem. neither do my 4-5 frineds that also have the iPhone
Also a good point. Man, I'm torn at this point what to do. It honestly is the thickness of a hair.

Should I attempt to return it? I'd like to hear someone's experience in returning this before I try.
 

bcaslis

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I see this B.S. about "I paid $xxx and it should be perfect!" all the time. Have you ever gotten anything "perfect"? I paid $40k for a car and on a normal level it's perfect, but if I measure the gaps with a micrometer and different body parts, I can tell you it's not perfect because there are variences.

Honestly, I still don't understand the issue being complained about. It's warped? I guess if it's really sticking out that's a problem, but when I see comments like "it's the width of a human hair" I call B.S. Someone take a picture of the problem. If it's so small that you can't take a picture of it, then I think you have your own answer.

I personally have bought 4 iPhones for my family and I can see very tiny differences between them. So then none of them are "perfect" but they are all more than acceptable in terms of quality (better than other phones I've gotten).

no man if you pay $600 for a phone you can expect perfection. this is like when macbook pro's would be off or warped, Apple replaced them. don't keep giving Apple excsuses, its not like they are giving us theses phones for free. and like i said, all the display models i checked DID NOT have this problem. neither do my 4-5 frineds that also have the iPhone
 

cfarag

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I see this B.S. about "I paid $xxx and it should be perfect!" all the time. Have you ever gotten anything "perfect"? I paid $40k for a car and on a normal level it's perfect, but if I measure the gaps with a micrometer and different body parts, I can tell you it's not perfect because there are variences.

Honestly, I still don't understand the issue being complained about. It's warped? I guess if it's really sticking out that's a problem, but when I see comments like "it's the width of a human hair" I call B.S. Someone take a picture of the problem. If it's so small that you can't take a picture of it, then I think you have your own answer.

I personally have bought 4 iPhones for my family and I can see very tiny differences between them. So then none of them are "perfect" but they are all more than acceptable in terms of quality (better than other phones I've gotten).
I actually used one of my hairs to measure. Its more like 3. I mean it flares out but can a take a good pic of it? probably not. Maybe I just need to quit reading this thread and forget about it all together. I once read a thread about my 40in LCD TV and clouding. All of a sudden I obessed about set and cloudiness to the point I almost had a tech come out to repair it. I know I started this thread but maybe I should just stop now and enjoy my phone.

The other poster was talked about Macbooks and warping; it sounds like this is common among Apple products. If thats the case its hard to ignore this issue.
 

DRabbit

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I actually used one of my hairs to measure. Its more like 3...
Okay, I'm sorry, but if you are plucking hairs from your head to measure some imperfection you need a serious reality check. This is when the complaining on these forums start to sound just a little fanatical folks.

Honestly, if you really think there's a significant problem take it back to Apple and let them decide. If you get a new one in exchange, great... but if they tell you there's nothing wrong with it, don't be surprised or annoyed either. It really sounds like you're being just a tad picky.

...and please don't say $600 gives you the right to be THIS picky. It doesn't. LOL